Kenya: Laboratory Technologist: REF LT/05/18

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Organization: Al-Khair Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

Al Khair Foundation- Kenya is a registered humanitarian organization with commitment to providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in the most deprived areas. Al Khair Foundation's core thematic areas include: Health, Education, WASH, Livelihood, Community Development and Emergency and is currently expanding its projects within the country.

AKF has recently opened a maternal health facility in Kibra Constituency, Nairobi and is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

Job Title: *Laboratory Technologist*

*Job Location: *Nairobi

Contract Details:

  • One (1) year Fixed Term Renewable contract
  • Monthly starting salary: Kes 50,000- 60,000 Gross

Job Summary:

  • The job holder will provide laboratory technical support at the Al Khair Clinic in Kibra, Nairobi.
  • The incumbent will serve as the laboratory technologist and will utilize their valid licence to register the laboratory with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Laboratory investigations and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents
  • Maintain laboratory machines in good order
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained
  • Ensure SOP's are used at all times
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the facility planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies
  • Ensure that all statistical reports are accurate and submitted weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as necessary
  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly inventory reports of all laboratory assets and equipment
  • Participate in annual program planning process and budget implementation. Recommend budget revisions to focus on priority areas and assist with rising of fresh bulk supplies orders every quarter
  • Supervise the storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain systems to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting
  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to other government offices/ head of facility.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least a Diploma in medical laboratory sciences
  • MUST be registered by The Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 5 years experience working in a busy Microbiology laboratory
  • Must be proficient in the use of Computer applications
  • Team player
  • Customer excellence orientation
  • Conscientious and detail oriented

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to kenya@alkhair.org with the subject of the email as ‘**Laboratory Technologist: REF/LT/05/18**’. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 6th June 2018.

Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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